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Parkers tops Verndale on the volleyball court

Elizabeth Johnson had five set assists as the Verndale Pirates fell to defending section champion Parkers Prairie Tuesday in their season opener.

The Pirates lost the opener 25-23 but tied the series at 1-all with a 25-19 victory in Game 2. The Panthers dominated the third game 25-15 and edged Verndale 25-22 in Game 4.

Ashley Richter, Teresa Moenkedick and Kayla Graba combined for seven kills.

The Pirates will host Swanville Tuesday in their home opener. The Verndale club hosts Bertha-Hewitt Thursday.